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Top 20 Albums of 2011

# Artist Album Label
1. Wooden Birds Two Matchsticks Barsuk |Listen|Buy|
2. Fruit Bats Tripper  Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
3. Joy Formidable The Big Roar Atlantic |Listen|Buy|
4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mirror Traffic Matador |Listen|Buy|
5. Decemberists The King Is Dead Capitol |Listen|Buy|
6. Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest Acony |Listen|Buy|
7. Dodos No Color Frenchkiss |Listen|Buy|
8. Richard Buckner Our Blood Merge |Listen|Buy|
9. Mates Of State Mountaintops Barsuk |Listen|Buy|
10. Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo Wichita |Listen|Buy|
11. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
12. Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Capitol |Listen|Buy|
13. Cults Cults Columbia |Listen|Buy|
14. Sloan The Double Cross Yep Roc |Listen|Buy|
15. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Atlantic |Listen|Buy|
16. Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
17. Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines Columbia |Listen|Buy|
18. Gang Of Four Content Yep Roc |Listen|Buy|
19. Feist Metals Interscope |Listen|Buy|
20. Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain Republic |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

 Peter Bjorn & John – Gimme Some (Almost Gold)
 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Vagrant)
 Yuck – S/T (Fat Possum)
 Phantogram – Nightlife EP (Barsuk)
 Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital (Sub Pop)
 Head & The Heart – S/T (Sub Pop)
 Thao & Mirah – S/T (Kill Rock Stars)
 Sondre Lerche – Sondre Lerche (Redeye)
 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)
 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong (Slumberland)
 Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations – S/T (Bedroom Classics)
 Rubblebucket – Omega La La (Megaforce)
 Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)

Please see also: my “selections from” playlists for the top 20 list and the honorable mentions. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Playlist: Selections from my Top 20 Albums of 2011

Considering the faltering legal status of my usual go to music playlist site Grooveshark.com, I am including a link to the playlist through Spotify.

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Playlist: Post Punk Part One

Post Punk Part One

Click the link above and you will be taken to the playlist hosted on this website.  Click once on the first song and the playlist will start.

1) “Ghost Rider” by Suicide (2:36)
2) “Public Image” by Public Image Ltd. (3:04)
3) “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t ‘Ve)?” by Buzzcocks (2:44)
4) “Shot by Both Sides” by Magazine (4:06)
5) “Non-Alignment Pact” by Pere Ubu (3:19)
6) “Outdoor Miner” by Wire (1:46)
7) “Mongoloid” by Devo (3:34)
8) “Take Me To The River” by Talking Heads (5:02)
9) “Burning Rubber” by Lydia Lunch (1:43)
10) “Contort Yourself” by James Chance (6:17)
11) “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” by Pop Group (3:24)
12) “Typical Girls” by Slits (4:01)
13) “Damaged Goods” by Gang of Four (3:26)
14) “She’s Lost Control” by Joy Division (3:57)
15) “Hot on the Heels of Love” by Throbbing Gristle (4:26)
16) “Being Boiled” by Human League (3:45)
17) “I’ll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)” by Mekons (3:16)
18) “Totally Wired” by Fall (3:25)
19) “Final Day” by Young Marble Giants (1:43)
20) “No Side to Fall In” by Raincoats (1:50)
21) “Possessions” by Residents (1:08)
22) “Help Me Somebody” by Brian Eno & David Bryne (4:19)
23) “Parallel Lines” by Subway Sect (2:36)

In this playlist you will find music ordered chronologically by year of release from 1978 to 1980 (with a few exceptions). The playlist was inspired by the book Rip It Up and Start Again by Simon Reynolds.  The book is split into two parts so I split the playlists up as well…  see and hear the playlist for Part Two here.  Please also see my review of the book here.  Course you don’t need to read the book to enjoy it, please dig in regardless of your interest in reading.

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